Old 2nd November 2015, 21:31   #1
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When you're listening to music and you yawn, does the music seem to start to lower in frequency for you?
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Old 3rd November 2015, 11:18   #2
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When you yawn or swallow, your Eustachian tube opens to equalize the pressure in your middle ear. Your middle ear is also the location of the three middle ear bones (malleus, incus, stapes) that act to transmit vibrations from your eardrum to your cochlea so you can hear. Thus, if you yawn or swallow, the Eustachian tube opens, changes the pressure in your middle ear, dampens vibrations, which in turn dampens sound. ;-)
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As I am already familiar with the High School description of the anatomy of the human ear I already understand that sounds would be perceptibly attenuated (dampened was the word you used) but what I was talking about was the perceived change of the frequency or pitch.
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Old 12th November 2015, 07:51   #4
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Thats a great question, i think there is some real science behind it. Have a look for your answer on here
http://www.exploratorium.edu/music/
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Old 13th November 2015, 11:51   #5
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Yawning in itself is a weird thing, imho.
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